"Macho Man" Randy Savage Killed In Car Accident

By: CBS
By: CBS

"Macho Man" Randy Savage

(CBS) Professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage has died. He was 58.

The wrestling legend died in a car accident on Friday in Tampa, Fla.

His brother, Lanny Poffo, told TMZ that Savage suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his car.

Florida Highway Patrol said that the wrestler's 2009 Jeep Wrangler veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic and "collided head-on with a tree."

The wrestler was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, according to the report.

Savage's wife, Lynn, was a passenger in the car during the accident but survived with minor injuries and was taken to a different local hospital for treatment, TMZ reports. Officials told the website that both were wearing their seatbelts.

The couple celebrated their one-year anniversary earlier this month.

Savage, whose real name was Randy Mario Poffo, began his career with the World Wrestling Federation in 1985. Outside the ring, he was well known for being a spokesman for Slim Jim in the mid-to-late '90s.


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